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Aza Avramovitch
2001-036 · Fonds · 1939-1999

Fonds consists of records documenting Avramovitch's private life and architectural career. His personal papers include a few reminiscences of World War II, correspondence with friends and family, 1940s-1950s (written mostly in French, German, Italian and Serb), correspondence with Canadian government officials regarding his emigration to Canada, and various notes, drafts and typed booklets of poetry he produced from 1979-1995. The records relating to his architectural career are not business records as such but materials accumulated for personal reasons. They include academic papers written as a student, architectural drawings and plans from his early career in Europe and Montreal, and his Halifax firm, 1950s- 1980s. In addition there are reminiscences and notes about his career as an architect and files regarding some of his major projects in Halifax. Most of the latter contain photographs of buildings and sites, sketches, drawings and plans, architect's notes, clippings and similar material. Many files include handwritten explanatory and contextual notes inserted after his death by his widow, Francene Cosman Avramovitch.

Avramovitch, Aza, 1921-1999
Bailly family
MG 1 volume 105; MG 8 volume 3, 3A · Fonds · 1754-1827

Fonds consists of deeds and other items predominantly accumulated by Georges-Frederic Bailly and his son Joseph Bailly concerning property in Lunenburg, 1754-1824. Also includes deeds of property later acquired by the Bailly family and an account dated 1827, playing cards used to draw lots of land in Lunenburg, baptismal certificate, Georges-Frederick Bailly's certificate of naturalization, and two bound note books of his entitled, "Abrege de 16 discours, sur la redemption des hommes par la mort de Christ", 1780, which contains some notes on the Bailly family, and "Les degres de la vie spirituelle representes dan la vie interieure de Theodore de Brakel ministre de l'eglise de Makum en Frise [Holland]", 1775, written for his son Joseph.

Bailly (family)
Baird family
2014-034 · Fonds · 1883-1979

Fonds consists of photographs and correspondence to John “Jack” Baird from various family members including older brother Avard (1932-1973), younger brother Fred (1932-1973), sister Ethel (1932-1960), and sister-in-law Mae (MacKenzie) Baird (1930-1962) as well as his daughters (1964-1966), nieces and nephew (1958-1968); letters John sent to his mother Hannah (Stoddard) Baird while he was working in Ontario and Hannah’s letters to John (1932-1947); correspondence of Charles W. Baird to his wife Hannah (1918) and Charles’ financial account book on ships he captained (ca.1916 to 1922); John’s business correspondence regarding property and employment with Department of National Defence (1958-1969); and with lawyers (1958) and family members on settling the estates of Catherine Bigney and May (Baird) Pond (1955-1979) as well as researching Baird family history (1955-1957). Also includes John’s diaries and notebooks from his youth and young adulthood (1924-1942, 1973) and his car expense account book (1952-1967). Also includes an autograph book owned by Arabella Baird of Londonderry, NS (1883-1886), two family histories written by John’s daughter Jane (Baird) Barry, and lots of photographs of Baird and Bigney ancestors (ca.1860s-ca.1890s); John’s family and friends enjoying camping, fishing and boating at Panuke Lake, NS (ca.1917-1937); winter scenes of ice skating (1936-1937); and sailing ships, cars and homes owned by the Bairds (1927-1967). The records document a family’s life through the Great Depression of the 1930s and civilian life at home during the Second World War.

Baird family
MG 20 volume 383 (A) · Fonds · 1967-1971

Fonds consists of Board of Christian Education Correspondence, and Bayside Camp correspondence.

Baptist Board of Christian Education
MG 20 volumes 383 (B) and (C) · Fonds · 1965-1971

Fonds consists of committee and general correspondence, committee minutes, reports, and booklets.

Baptist Girls' Work Committee
Barbara Grantmyre
MG 1 volumes 1052, 2474-2478 · Fonds · 1923-1977

Fonds consists of material documenting Grantmyre's career as a writer and her personal life. Fonds includes correspondence, notebooks, newspaper clippings, research notes, drafts of plays, novels, and stories, galley proofs for her books, and scrapbooks pertaining to her books, Long Hard Look and The River That Missed the Boat, and the Media Club and Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia. Also includes photographs of Grantmyre, scenes of the Shubenacadie River used in her book the River that Missed the Boat, and audio recordings of her stories featured on CBC radio.

Grantmyre, Barbara, 1908-1977
Barbara Keddy
1983-017 · Fonds · 1982-1992

Fonds consists of oral history interviews conducted by Keddy in the course of her research. Recordings contain interviews with over eighty women and cover topics including the social history of nursing in Nova Scotia in the 1930s, the lives of working women in the 1920s and 1930s, retired nurse leaders, and experiences of Black women in the nursing profession. The interviews have served as research data for papers and articles written and/or published by Keddy.

Keddy, Barbara, 1938-
Barnstead's Drug Store
MG 3 volumes 1741-1793 · Fonds · 1910-[ca. 1955]

Fonds consists of the contents of a prescription book which documents the period of the Halifax Explosion as well as the Spanish flu epidemic, price lists, correspondence and examples of the recipes and formularies used to create the medications. The contents of the fonds document the business operations of this Halifax drug store.

Barnstead's Drug Store
Barry, Hicks family
MG 1 volumes 90E and 1920 · Fonds · 1786-1876, predominant 1852-1876

Fonds consists of correspondence among Barry and Hicks family members, describing family news and health, business matters, and events in Liverpool, N.S. The fonds contains primarily letters written to Francenia (Hicks) Hamilton from her sister-in-law, Mathilda Hicks, her mother, Margaret Hicks, and husband David Porter Hamilton. Other family members represented in the fonds include John Hicks, Walter M. Hicks, Mary Ellen (Hicks) Doughty, John Thomas Hicks, Robert Barry, Samuel J.W. Barry, William H. Barry, Thomas S. Barry, Charlotte (Barry) Mack, and W.E.C. Barry.

Barry-Hicks (family)
Bayer family
MG 1 volume 2759 · Fonds · 1793-1913

Fonds consists of records documenting the Bayer family's business activities and interests in Horton, N.S. Fonds contains correspondence, deeds, accounts, and bonds, primarily relating to Edward Bayer and the sale of property in Horton. Also includes warrants of survey for George Bayer; a map showing land grants to the 82nd Regiment at Pictou and Merigomish; and material relating to the Olding, Collard, and Lowden families, Reverend William Black and J. Sherman Dennison of Horton, and the Capt. Dennison Company.

Bayer (family)
B.C. Silver
MG 1 volumes 3377-3384 · Fonds · 1847-1992

Consists of records documenting Silver's professional career and personal activities. Includes correspondence, research notes, draft manuscripts, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, and other material relating to music history, music teaching, education issues, and local history in Nova Scotia. Also contains geneaological notes and chart on the Silver family, music sheets, poems and song lyrics written by Silver and his wife Marietta, and microfilm reels of a scrapbook entitled "Home and School Sponsored Music Festivals in N.S."

Silver, B.C., 1894-1991
Beamish Murdoch
MG 1 volumes 723-727A · Fonds · 1848-1870

Fonds consists of records documenting Murdoch's historical research and writing, including twenty-one notebooks containing draft manuscript and notes relating to his book, History of Nova Scotia, or Acadie; four volumes containing draft manuscript with clippings and notes on the history of the British North American provinces; notebooks pertaining to Mi'kmaq (1864) and Irish (1848) vocabularies; essay on the origin and sources of the law of Nova Scotia (1863); and photocopies of letters written by Murdoch to John Godfrey of Bangor, Me., discussing the history of Maine and Murdoch's writing of History of Nova Scotia, or Acadie (1869).

Murdoch, Beamish, 1800-1876
Belgian Relief Committee
MG 20 volume 496b · Fonds · 1914 - 1915

Consists of the minute book of the Belgian Relief Committee.

Commission for Relief in Belgium
Bell family
1975-021 · Fonds · 1860-1992

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Bell family members of Nova Scotia. Includes correspondence and genealogies from Winthrop P. Bell; a collection of records relating to Samuel Bell and his descendants and to other related families, including the Allison and Ray families; information about the Bell family estate in Mount Uniacke and Bell Park; newspaper clippings; and ephemera. Also includes works of art, photographs, studio portraits and photos of houses and buildings in Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Northern Ireland.

Bell family of Halifax